Alex Knott of Dow Corning has won the annual AWA Release Liner Industry Leadership Award, which was presented during the recent AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam.
Knott heads a global team at Dow that develops pressure-sensitive silicone release liner coating technology, including Dow’s flat release systems.
Knott started his career as a development chemist at Dow Corning, and over the decades has held positions in application engineering, technical leadership and senior scientist roles. He is also chairman of the label association Finat’s technical committee and a Finat board member.
Presenting this award for an outstanding contribution to release liners, AWA president and CEO Corey M. Reardon said: ‘Alex has been involved in many collaborative efforts, across the value chain, working with suppliers and customers alike – benefitting the entire release liner industry. He has a global reputation as an authority on silicone release systems, and through his work with Finat has been instrumental in driving a number of market and technical initiatives.’